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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Millions of people of every gender experience some type of incontinence (urinary and fecal) or pelvic pain in their lives. Unfortunately, it is not openly discussed because of the embarrassment and sensitivity associated with the topic and anatomy. As a result, many people suffer in silence while a majority of symptoms are treatable through therapy.

What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Individuals suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction have problems with how their pelvic floor muscles function, resulting in urinary issues, pain, constipation, and discomfort during intercourse. Causes can include pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, obesity, genetics, trauma to the pelvis, postural issues, and pelvic surgeries such as prostatectomies, hysterectomies, or gender-affirming surgery.

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy can help all genders address their concerns and find relief from many associated symptoms so individuals can return to normal daily activities. A specialized form of physical and occupational therapy, pelvic floor therapy can provide a safe and structured rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles. Focusing on improving the function of the muscles, nerves and connective tissue that support the pelvic organ, this safe, conservative and non-invasive treatment can help address pain and various bladder, bowel and sexual problems to prevent more issues and improve quality of life.

Who Can Benefit?

Both men and women can benefit from pelvic floor therapy. Here are some of the conditions where it may be an option: 

Women's Health

  • Incontinence (Stress or Urge—Urinary & Fecal) 
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapses
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pre- and Post-Childbearing Conditions
  • Vulvodynia
  • Episiotomy Scars
  • Post-Abdominal Surgery
  • IBS
  • Coccyx Pain
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Dyspareunia (pain with penetration) and sexual dysfunction
  • Constipation

Men's Health

  • Incontinence (Urinary & Fecal) 
  • Urinary Frequency
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Pre and Post-Prostatectomy Conditions
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Coccyx Pain
  • Pain Post-Abdominal Surgery
  • Pain Post-Hernia Surgery
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Constipation

Gender-inclusive Health

  • Tissue preparation: Pre-gender affirming surgery
  • Post-gender affirming surgery
  • Difficulty using/progressing dilators
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Scar Pain
  • Recurrent uninary tract infections
  • Chest & back pain

Holistic Approach to Treatment

Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation takes a holistic approach to pelvic floor rehabilitation, treating the whole person with a team of multidisciplinary clinicians that can include physical and occupational therapists, urologists, pain management specialists, gynecologists, urogynecologists, mental health therapists, gastroenterologists and colorectal specialists who are experienced in pelvic floor therapy and sensitive to the nature of problems, culture differences and privacy in treating patients. Our services include:

  • A comprehensive evaluation (both external and internal, if necessary) conducted by occupational or physical therapists trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Assessment focuses on the spine, pelvis, and pelvic floor and is conducted in a private room.
  • Customized education and treatment related to diagnosis, including but not limited to manual techniques, biofeedback, surface EMG, and appropriate therapeutic exercise prescriptions.
  • Referral to other specialized services such as gastroenterology for digestive issues and urology for ongoing bladder symptoms

Make an appointment today by calling 1-800-CALL MOSS or using our online appointment form.

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